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Snowpack Declining; EPA’s Air Quality Standards Restrictions

Due to warmer temperatures last month, snowpack in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada have further declined. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Hydrologist Cara McCarthy says nearly one-third of SNOTEL sites in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada are reporting the lowest snowpack ever measured and -- for the first time -- some snow sites were snow-free on March 1. McCarthy says t

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Yakima Tackling Poor Air Quality

The air quality in the Yakima Valley isn't good today.

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Air Quality Could Be Problem With Fires

With fires burning across Central Washington, poor air quality because of all that smoke is an issue.
Officials at the Department of Ecology said air quality across the region is poor. This is an issue for people with pre-existing respiratory problems.

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Smokey Air Affecting Attendence at The Central Washington State Fair

All the smoke and haze here in the Yakima Valley has kept lines shorter than usual at the Central Washington State Fair.

However thousands still spent thousands of dollars to get through the gates

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Gov. Gregoire Extends Eastern Washington Burn Ban

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire tonight extended a burn ban for all counties east of the Cascade crest, prohibiting all outdoor burning through midnight Sunday, Sept. 30. An emergency proclamation declaring a State of Emergency remains in effect, and allows continued air support from Washington’s National Guard to help fight ongoing wildfires

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Poor Air Quality Causes Four High School Football Games to Change Sites

 

Four of the games rescheduled from Friday have been moved to other venues.

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Sunfair Parade Canceled

The 2012 Yakima Sunfair Parade, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22 has been canceled due to poor air quality.

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Wildfire Smoke Forces CWU Football Game to be Moved

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — Central Washington University says thick smoke from wildfires has prompted it to move Saturday's home football game against Azusa Pacific University from the CWU campus in Ellensburg, Wash

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Air Quality Reaching Hazardous Levels in Ellensburg

Air quality in Ellensburg has reached hazardous levels as a result of smoke from north and central Washington fires.

Wenatchee air quality has been hazardous since Sept. 12, according to data gathered by the Washington Department of Ecology

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Wildfire Smoke Decreases Air Quality in The Northwest

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Wildfires are hurting air quality in much of Washington, as forecasters issued a stagnant weather advisory to last at least through Wednesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service says smoke from the blazes has drifted west over the Cascade Range but has not yet settled close to the ground

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